Epic amounts of snow in Whistler right now

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 18, 2009 11:43 am

It seems Ms. Mother Nature has a big fat smile pasted onto Whistler Blackcomb this month. The snowfall there is set to break records for November. Just this week, the Coast mountains of southwestern British Columbia have been dumped on in the form of 80 inches! Hopefully more lifts and terrain will be open this weekend due to all this wonderful snow.

Usually in November, Whistler gets about 58 inches. At this point (keep in mind, it’s still the middle of the month), it’s received 142.5 inches. Holy powder, Batman! The record for November snowfall is 164 inches, and based on weather forecasts, that record may soon be bested.

The weather has made it diffcult for operation crews to reach the high alpine areas of the mountain, and that terrain can’t be open until the crews do some avalanche control and mark harzards etc.

What does Stephen Butt, Communications Coordinator and voice of the snow phone for Whistler Blackcomb have to say about all this white stuff? “I’ve skied here for over 15 years and I’ve never seen this much snow so early in a season, it seems like every day’s snowfall is topping the last. We have already received one third of our average annual snowfall for the entire season and it’s only four days into the season, it’s unbelievable!”

Believe it, Mr. Butt! The snow just keeps on coming!



photo courtesy of ski-i.com